Nokia Lumia 1020 white paper out: OIS redesigned, pixel-binning during video

Nokia Lumia 1020 white paper out: OIS redesigned, pixel-binning during video
If you want to know all the amazing technical details behind the best cameraphone out there, Nokia released the white paper for the Lumia 1020. Apparently all the great features of the 808 PureView and the Lumia 920 are combined, and then some.

The optical image stabilization, for example, is of a completely new generation, compared to the one found in the Nokia Lumia 920, as it uses a "new type of barrel shift actuator which enables moving a heavy and complex full lens assembly".

Novelty are also the manual controls that the dedicated Pro Camera app allows like EV, shutter speed, ISO, focus and white balance. Click on the button in the lower right corner for a full screen view of the nitty-gritty details about the video oversampling, lossless zoom, and high-amplitude stereo recording that come with the Lumia 1020.

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



14. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

How can Nokia say this is new technology. Their "reinvented zoom" is not new technology, and it absolutely is not reinvented. And the oversampling is not new either, you can actually do "oversampling" with any kind of picture. If I were Nokia I´d tell the world that I used old technologies like downsampling to make pictures better :). No, I am just kidding, lumia 1020 will be the king in camera-department until someone makes an even better camera. But what I do not get is that this Nokia´s oversampling and "reinvented zoom" is so simple, why the hell isn´t, for an example, Samsung using it. Samsung has so much money and this is relatively simple. With Samsung´s money I would make such a camera that would put Nokia´s pureview to shame.

13. papss unregistered

As a complete noob I hope Nokia makes this a fairly easy learn.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There are some potential good things about the camera hardware and software bundle that Nokia has released with the L1020. The first thing that caught my notice was the apparent reduction in moire (I know there is a missing accent on the e, but I can't figure out how to include it, so I am mentioning the omission) with the oversampling implementation of the L1020. I can't wait for the L1020 to get subjected to objective testing by some of the dedicated digital photography sites (like to see how it compares to dedicated digital cameras. This could be the smartphone camera to beat for 2013 and maybe 2014.

1. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

THE MONSTER HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!! TROLL AND FRIENDS!!!! WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?!?!?! -and dont you dare "But the OS is WP8" me!!!

2. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

But the OS is WP. Sorry. I don't support MS who abused their monopoly power to strangle the OS market for 15+ years. And Nokia is busy suing the world with BS patents thanks to Elop and company. I don't support people who use patent trolls to sue others over FRAND patents either.

4. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

ok. but i thought that was apple (a company)

7. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

BS patents here's a fun fact what Microsoft did is called business it's how companies make money Nokia offers all company to pay royalties and if they refuse then they sue them so take your BS and GTFO this is tech we're talking about not some fight over curves

9. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Nokia is NOT looking to license ANY of their so called patents on video technology and is *specifically* suing only android phones over VP8. Nokia transferred some LTE patents to a patent troll and is ONLY suing Motorola - and they did NOT negotiate any FRAND rate for it. Furthermore, it violates Nokia's own agreement to not charge more than 1.9% royalties on their LTE FRAND patents when they now have a troll suing over it. Oh, and "microsoftnokiawin", your name says it all, retarded fanboi.

3. MEeee

Posts: 449; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

S4 Animated GIF camera gimmick feature people called it now on 1020.

5. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

cinemagraph (animated gif) has been available since nov 2012 so I dont know what u r talking about, they just showed more improvements, but dont assume the S4 had it first because it didnt.

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

lumia had it long before the S4 and so does BB10 too i think because they're both signed with cinema graph which was the first to offer it (in a nice user friendly interface) on phones

6. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Lumia had that b4 the s4.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

... But it's WP. The camera is great and all, but WP is really dragging it down. Maybe when WP matures more, Nokia's new releases will become more relevant, but until then it's not anything exciting. Also, aside from the camera, it's just a Lumia 920 with an extra GB of RAM. It's nice, but still very impractical for the every day consumer just like the 808 was. I'm not just hating on Nokia either, the GS4 Zoom is impractical as well. Any of these DSLR "replacement" smartphones are just silly. I would say that about any manufacturer that makes one; Apple, HTC, Motorola, Sony, Samsung, Nokia, anyone.

11. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Nokia-paid shill is here. Hey, is that you Elop??

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